Bentley Crewe plant certified carbon neutral
VW-Group luxury brand Bentley Motors has announced carbon neutral certification for its factory headquarters in Crewe, UK.
The certification from the Carbon Trust, which confirms that the company meets the internationally recognised PAS 2060 standard for carbon neutrality, reflects measures taken by the company to reduce the carbon emitted in its operations, including the use of renewable electricity.
Bentley says 100% of its electricity is generated by either on-site solar panels or purchased as certified green electricity. All emissions that cannot be eliminated are compensated with high quality offsets, the company says.
The achievement reflects almost two decades' work to make the historic Crewe site as energy and carbon efficient as it can be.
Although parts of the site have existed since the 1940s, in 1999 Bentley was the first UK automotive manufacturer to achieve the ISO 14001 environmental management standard and sees upgrading the site to maximise energy efficiency and reduce emissions as a continual process.